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SOLD - Double Strand Pearl, 1.43 ct Sapphire and 0.68 ct Diamond Necklace

A stunning, fine and impressive vintage double strand, matinee length pearl necklace with an antique 1.43 carat sapphire and 0.68 carat diamond, 18 carat yellow gold and platinum set clasp; part of our diverse necklace and pendant collection

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SOLD - Double Strand Pearl, 1.43 ct Sapphire and  0.68 ct Diamond Necklace
SOLD - Double Strand Pearl, 1.43 ct Sapphire and 0.68 ct Diamond Necklace

Description


This stunning, fine and impressive matinee length, double strand vintage pearl necklace displays a total of one hundred and thirty-six vintage (circa 1960) cultured pearls graduating in size.


The shortest strand consists of sixty-six pearls, and the longest strand, seventy pearls.


The longest strand has the largest of the pearls, displayed in an asymmetrical form to one side of the necklace.


This less common arrangement presents the feature antique clasp to the anterior aspect of the necklace (as opposed to fastening at the nape of the neck).


The 18 ct yellow gold, platinum set rounded rectangular clasp (circa 1880) is ornamented with a central round cut natural blue sapphire, flanked on either side by an oval cut natural blue sapphire.


The three sapphires are bordered by a total of seventy-seven old mine cut diamonds pavé set within two stepped concentric bands.


Amalgamating antique and vintage elements to produce a single item of jewellery was common practice in the mid 1900's.


This vintage pearl necklace is supplied with an independent diamond grading report card.


The Victorian sapphire and diamond embellished clasp has been independently tested using state of the art technology (Niton XL2 Analyzer) and verified as 18ct gold and platinum.


Condition


This stunning double strand pearl necklace is fine quality - the clasp is set with impressive natural blue sapphires and very high colour graded diamonds.

The necklace and clasp are both in excellent condition.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this fine example of antique and vintage jewellery/estate jewelry.


Sapphire Quality


Colour Natural blue

Cut Round/oval

Content (total) 1.43 carats


Diamond Quality


Colour (average grades) H

Clarity (average grades) P1

Cut Old mine

Content (total) 0.68 carat


Dimensions


Length of catch 2.48cm/0.97"

Width of catch 1.18cm/0.46"

Longer strand length 55.88cm/22"

Shorter strand length 50.80/20"

Maximum pearl diameter 1cm/0.39"

Minimum pearl diameter 6mm/0.24"


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Andrew Campbell started trading in antiques during the 1970s. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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